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Lookalike Websites Awareness Training | Attack Spotlight | Proofpoint

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Attack Spotlight is our way of providing timely, actionable threat information you can use to arm your end users against ever-evolving cyberattacks.

Trending Threat: Scammers Create Lookalike Sites to Trick Web Users

Threat actors register millions of new domains every year, and the recently released Domain Fraud Report revealed that registrations of fraudulent domains grew by more than 10% in 2018.

  • 96% found exact matches of their brand-owned domain with a different top-level domain (TLD)—for example “.net” vs. “.com”
  • 85% of retail brands found domains selling counterfeit goods
  • 76% found “lookalike” domains posing as their brand

What Can I Do?

Proofpoint’s Attack Spotlight quickly explains how cybercriminals are using fraudulent domains to deceive individuals and damage business and brands. Send this to your users so that they can learn how to avoid being tricked by fraudulent web domains.